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Customs requirements

On the airports AMSTERDAM/Schiphol and ROTTERDAM/Rotterdam, baggage or articles belonging to disembarking passengers are cleared according to the so-called dual channel system as developed by the World Customs Organization. On the other smaller airports they are immediately released after inspection on a sampling or selective basis.

The latter procedure also applies to baggage or articles to the crew. Dutiable or prohibitive or restrictive articles are normally cleared after an oral declaration.

The hand-baggage of passengers travelling on flights arriving from airports outside the European Union is subject to customs formalities at the airport of entry.

No customs formalities are normally required on departure.